Sri Lanka CEB chairman resigns

Chairman of Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) M M C Fernando resigned on Monday after a controversial statement attributed to him about a renewable energy deal with the Adani Group made waves in the island nation and in neighbouring India

“I have accepted the letter of resignation tendered to me by the CEB Chairman Mr M M C Ferdinando. Vice Chairman Nalinda Ilangaokoon will take over as the New Chairman CEB,” Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara tweeted Monday afternoon.

Ferdinando had told Sri Lanka parliament’s Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told him that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pressured him to hand over a wind power project to India’s Adani Group.